1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Anthem MRX 1140 8K

Pioneer Elite SC-99

SCORE:
91
SCORE:
90

Highlights

  • 11.2 channels
  • 15.2 channel processing
  • 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, Chromecast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 11.2 channel processing
  • 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • USB DAC
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Anthem MRX 1140 8K to Pioneer Elite SC-99 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The Anthem MRX 1140 8K has 11 channel and the Pioneer Elite SC-99 has 9 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.


Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99

Anthem MRX 1140 8K was introduced in 2021 and represents a current flagship model of a manufacturer. It is equipped with 11 channel amplifier with 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 15.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video signal.

Pioneer Elite SC-99 was introduced in 2015 and represented a flagship model of a manufacturer. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 4K/60Hz and upscales up to 4K/60p (4:4:4) video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 91 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 90 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
92
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
77
MISCELLANEOUS
83
RADIO
73
OVERALL
91
AMPLIFIER
92
VIDEO FEATURES
83
AUDIO FEATURES
91
CONNECTIVITY
90
MULTIZONE
97
MISCELLANEOUS
85
RADIO
85
OVERALL
90

Advantage of Anthem MRX 1140 8K

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Anthem MRX 1140 8K over Pioneer Elite SC-99.

Anthem MRX 1140 8K has more channels, higher DAC specs, more channel processing, more analog pre-outs, bigger power supply and higher signal to noise ratio. It supports IMAX Enhanced. In video department only Anthem MRX 1140 8K supports HDCP 2.3 copy protection, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma.

Anthem MRX 1140 8K vs Pioneer Elite SC-99
More Channels 11.2 vs 9.2
Higher DAC Specs 768 kHz/32 Bit vs 192 kHz/32 Bit
More Channel Processing 15.2 vs 11.2
DTS Virtual:X vs
IMAX Enhanced vs
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) vs
Newer HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
HDR10+ vs
Dolby Vision vs
HLG vs
BT.2020 color space vs
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through vs
VRR vs
QFT vs
Video Signal Passthrough up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 vs up to 4K/60p (4:4:4)
Chromecast Built-In vs
AirPlay AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay
More 8K Inputs 7 vs
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 4 vs 3
More Optical Inputs 3 vs 2
More Analog Pre-Outs 15.2 vs 13.2
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, Pre Out vs RCA Pre/Line Out
+12V Trigger Output 3 vs 2 (assignable)
Bigger Power Supply 570 W vs 370 W
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 110 dB vs 103 dB

Advantage of Pioneer Elite SC-99

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Pioneer Elite SC-99 over Anthem MRX 1140 8K.

Pioneer Elite SC-99 has more zones. It supports DSD streaming via HDMI and USB and Pandora. It has USB DAC and analog multi-channel input.

Anthem MRX 1140 8K vs Pioneer Elite SC-99
DTS Neo vs Neo:X (before firmware update)
DSD via HDMI vs 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB vs 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter vs
USB DAC vs 192kHz/32-bit
More HDMI Inputs 7 vs 8 (1 front)
USB Input for factory service vs 1 Front
More Composite Video Inputs vs 2
More Composite Video Outputs vs 2
More Component Video Inputs vs 2
More Component Video Outputs vs 1
Multi-Channel Input vs 7.1
Front A/V Inputs vs HDMI, USB
More Zones 2 vs 4
More Powered Zones vs 2, 3 and HDZone
Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 0 vs 2 / 1
Pandora vs
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 170 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 75 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels vs 200 W (1.0% THD)

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
  Front Wide Channel Support
  15 and 11 Channel Processing
  Dolby Atmos
  DTS:X
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Many HDMI Inputs
  Many HDMI Outputs
  Phono Input
  Analog Pre-Outs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Spotify
WEAKNESSES
  No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
  No Tidal

Audio Section

Amplifier

Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99

11 channel Class A/B Amplifier: Anthem MRX 1140 8K features 11 channel power amplifier with Class A/B design on Channels 1-5 and Class D design on the rest. It is rated at 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

9 channel Class D3 Amplifier: Pioneer Elite SC-99 features 9 channel power amplifier with Class D3 design. It is rated at 140 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

  • Toroidal Transformer: Anthem MRX 1140 8K has a toroidal transformer which in general costs several times more than a regular C-core transformer and radiates less electromagnetic noise outside its donut shaped core.

Speaker Configurations

Anthem MRX 1140 8K's and Pioneer Elite SC-99's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

  • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
  • Anthem MRX 1140 8K: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.2.6, 7.2.2, 7.2.4, 9.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.6, 9.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier and 9.2.6 with addition of external 4 channel amplifier.
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4, 9.2.2 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
  • DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
  • Anthem MRX 1140 8K: This model supports DTS:X but not DTS:X Pro. Since DTS:X is limited with 11 channel processing some of the speaker configurations for Dolby Atmos are not supported here. The supported configurations are 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.2.6, 7.2.2, 7.2.4, 9.2.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4, 9.2.2 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
  • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
  • Anthem MRX 1140 8K: 5.2, 7.2, 9.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99: 5.2, 7.2, 9.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Front Wide Channel support: With the presence of two front wide speakers you can enhance the front surround stage. The following speaker configurations are available for front wide channels:
  • Anthem MRX 1140 8K: 9.2, 9.2.2, 9.2.4, 9.2.6.
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99: 9.2, 9.2.2.
  • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp Anthem MRX 1140 8K's and Pioneer Elite SC-99's front left and right speakers. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

Dolby Atmos

Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Pioneer Elite SC-99 support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

  • Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.

DTS:X

Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Pioneer Elite SC-99 support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

  • DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
  • DTS Virtual:X: Anthem MRX 1140 8K supports DTS Virtual:X which bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
  • DTS Dialog Control: Anthem MRX 1140 8K supports DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

Anthem MRX 1140 8K supports Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.



Sound Processing

  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Pioneer Elite SC-99 features Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.
  • Advanced Sound Retriever: Compressed music enhancement in Pioneer Elite SC-99 is done by Pioneer’s Advanced Sound Retriever. Hear the detail, warmth and clarity, the way the artist intended it, from all of your highly compressed MP3 and WMA files stored on USB, Smartphone and portable media players. By restoring data that tend to get lost in the digital compression process, Pioneers Advanced Sound Retriever Technology enhances audio reproduction all the way upto 20 Khz frequencies.

Room Calibration

Anthem MRX 1140 8K comes with Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) and Pioneer Elite SC-99 comes with MCACC Pro room correction system.

  • MCACC: Pioneer’s exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC) delivers an easy-to-use, automatic sound adjustment system to precision-tune your Pioneer and Pioneer Elite receivers with minimal effort. Every MCACC system comes with a microphone to measure and analyze reverb characteristics. The equalizer optimally adjusts sound parameters to fit the size and shape of your home environment while maintaining the integrity of high-resolution playback without any degradation to the quality of your music.

Video Section

HDMI 2.1

Anthem MRX 1140 8K comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.

Pioneer Elite SC-99 comes with 8 HDMI inputs. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for MAIN/HDZONE.

  • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough on Anthem MRX 1140 8K: All inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
    4K/60Hz Passthrough on Pioneer Elite SC-99: All inputs pass up to 4K/60p (4:4:4) video signal.
  • 4K Upscaling on Pioneer Elite SC-99: It can upscale up to 4K/60p (4:4:4) from HDMI and analog sources.
  • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: Pioneer Elite SC-99 supports analog to HDMI Upconversion, so you can input your analog video sources and output them digitally via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
  • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on Anthem MRX 1140 8K only).
  • HDCP Copy Protection: Anthem MRX 1140 8K is HDCP 2.3 and Pioneer Elite SC-99 is HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
  • 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Anthem MRX 1140 8K supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

Pioneer Elite SC-99 supports HDR10

High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

  • HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
  • HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
  • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
  • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

IMAX Enhanced

Anthem MRX 1140 8K is IMAX Enhanced certified. To qualify for IMAX Enhanced certification, 4K HDR televisions, projectors, sound bars, a/v receivers, loudspeakers, powered subwoofers and other premium home entertainment devices must meet carefully prescribed performance requirements established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading experts.

  • What makes an IMAX Enhanced A/V receiver different from an A/V receiver with DTS:X technology? DTS:X technology is commonly found in most multi-channel A/V receivers on the market today. All IMAX Enhanced A/V receivers include DTS:X technology and deliver additional features, such as auto-sensing of IMAX Enhanced content, via IMAX Mode. IMAX Mode indicates that your A/V receiver supports fully immersive IMAX signature sound.
  • IMAX Enhanced Content: IMAX Enhanced studio partners have announced IMAX Enhanced versions of movies that exclusively feature IMAX's signature picture, sound and scale.
  • Picture: Stunning, ultra-vivid 4K HDR picture that utilizes the newest, proprietary Digital Media Remastering technology (DMR) developed by IMAX. DMR accurately reduces noise and grain under the filmmaker’s guidance to best optimize the content for a much higher-quality, higher-brightness display. Without this technology, high-dynamic range content can actually look worse than what was originally seen and intended by the filmmaker.
  • Sound: IMAX and DTS have partnered with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers leveraging DTS:X codec technology integrated in home audio equipment and select televisions to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience with deeper bass and more dynamic range.
  • Scale: Select IMAX Enhanced titles that were shot with IMAX-certified cameras or specially formatted for IMAX theatres feature its exclusive expanded aspect ratio, enabling viewers to see the full scale and scope of the picture on 4K HDR TVs.
  • Streaming Services: IMAX Enhanced is now available on the world’s biggest streaming services, including Disney+, BRAVIA CORE, Tencent, iQiyi and more.

Gaming Features

Anthem MRX 1140 8K supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.

  • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
  • Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.

Inputs and Outputs

Audio

  • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and Pioneer Elite SC-99 with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
  • 7.1 Multichannel Input: In case you have a high quality Blu-Ray or a DVD player with multichannel analog outputs you may connect it to a 7.1 multichannel analog inputs of Pioneer Elite SC-99 and use high quality DACs of the player instead of the ones in the receiver.
  • Analog Pre-Outs: Anthem MRX 1140 8K has 15.2 and Pioneer Elite SC-99 has 13.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the receivers to the external power amplifiers. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, Anthem MRX 1140 8K has 15 channel processing but has only 11 channel amplifier and Pioneer Elite SC-99 has 11 channel processing but has only 11 channel amplifier, so they need external amplifiers connected to their analog pre-outs in order to reach their maximum speaker configurations.
  • Analog Line Inputs and Outputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and 3 pair of line inputs on Pioneer Elite SC-99 for connecting sources with analog outputs. There are also 1 pair of line outputs on the receivers.
  • Digital Inputs and Outputs: 3 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Anthem MRX 1140 8K and 2 optical inputs, 1 optical output and 2 coaxial inputs are available on Pioneer Elite SC-99 for digital audio connections.
  • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

Video

  • HDMI:
  • Anthem MRX 1140 8K
    Inputs:
    7   Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
    8K Inputs: 7.
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Inputs:
    8 (1 front)   Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)
    8K Inputs: 0.
  • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
  • Anthem MRX 1140 8K
    Inputs:
    0   Outputs: 0.
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Inputs:
    2   Outputs: 2.
  • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. resolution on Component video connectors.
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99 supports up to 1080i (1125i) resolution on Component video connectors.
  • Anthem MRX 1140 8K
    Inputs:
    0   Outputs: 0.
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Inputs:
    2   Outputs: 1.

Front A/V Inputs

  • Anthem MRX 1140 8K: None
  • Pioneer Elite SC-99: HDMI, USB

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Specifications

And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

BASICS Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
BrandAnthemPioneer
SeriesElite
ModelMRX 1140 8KSC-99
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryNorth AmericaNorth America
Release Year20212015
AMPLIFIER Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
Channels11.29.2
Front Wide Channel Support
AmplifierClass A/B on Channels 1-5 and Class D on the restClass D3 (Direct Energy HD)
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability Front, Center, Surround, SP-B
AUDIO Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) EngineNext-Generation DSP PlatformTexas Instruments Aureus
DACESS SABRE32 Ultra (ES9016S)
DAC Specs768 kHz/32 Bit192 kHz/32 Bit
Maximum Channel Processing15.211.2
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6 with external amp
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X Pro up to 9.1.6 with external amp up to with firmware update
DTS Neural:X with firmware update
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:X (before firmware update)
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz/24 bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB up to 96 kHz/24 bit
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC 192kHz/32-bit
Jitter Reduction plus PQLS (HDMI Bitstream/ Multi)
Auto Level ControlMulti-Channel
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialogue Lift via Dialog Enhancement
Sound Retriever Advanced (Multi-Channel / Auto with ARC)
Sound Retriever AIR
Digital Noise Reduction
Tone Control All Channels
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Sound Retriever
High-resolution Music Enhancer Hi-bit32 Audio Processing
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Pure Direct Mode
Auto Surround
Optimum Surround
Advanced Surround11 + 1
Wide Surround
Front Stage Surround Advance (Focus/Wide)
Headphone Surround
Virtual Speakers (Surround Back/Height/Wide)
Virtual Depth
Independent Subwoofer Outputs
CALIBRATION Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.Anthem Room Correction (ARC Genesis) MCACC Pro
Manual MCACC
MCACC Memory6
Reflex Optimizer
Phase Control
Full Band Phase Control
Standing Wave Control
EQ Bands9-Band (Advanced)
Symmetric EQ
X-Curve
Distance Adjustment1/2 Inch
Precision Distance
Polarity Check
Auto Subwoofer Crossover
VIDEO Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
HDMI Version2.1
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.32.2
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
BT.2020 color space
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 4K/60p (4:4:4)
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K/60p (4:4:4)
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component****, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080i (1125i)
Stream Smoother
Pure Cinema
Video Parameter AdjustmentsYNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black Level
Triple HD Noise Reduction
Super Resolution
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
MHL Input 1 Rear (Version 2.0)
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Google assistant
Apple Siri
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod and iPhone via front USB
Remote App Anthem Remote App iControlAV5 (for iOS and Android)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatible
HDMI Inputs78 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)
8K Inputs7
USB Input for factory service1 Front
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input43
Analog Audio Line Output11
Phono Input
Optical Inputs32
Optical Outputs11
Coaxial Inputs22
Composite Video Input2
Composite Video Output2
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input2
Component Video Output1
PC In
Multi-Channel Input 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs15.213.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")6.3 mm (1/4")
ZONES Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
Zones24
Powered Zones2, 3 and HDZone
Zone 2 OutsHDMI, Pre OutRCA Pre/Line Out
Zone 3 OutsRCA Pre/Line Out
Zone 4 OutsHDMI
RS-232C Interface
+12V Trigger Output32 (assignable)
Remote (IR) Input/Output1 / 02 / 1
MISC Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
On-Screen DisplayGraphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
HDMI Speaker B Link
AVNavigator Built-in
IP Control for CI
PreAmp Mode
Versatile Speaker ConfigurationSurround Back/Front Height/Front Wide/Front Bi-Amp/Zone 2/B-Speaker/Powered HD Zone
Display
FL Dimmer
Function Rename
Remote ControllerLearning Remote Control (Lumius)
Detachable Power Cord
adapterport
RADIO Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
Analog Tuner FM/AM
Presets63
Digital Radio
Internet Radio vTuner
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
Front PanelBrushed
Solid Aluminum Front
Advanced Direct ConstructionAdvanced Direct Construction
Speaker Terminals1111
Large Speaker Terminals1111
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Ceramic Speaker Terminals
3D Space Frame Construction
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer
Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer
Transformer Stabilizer
Power Consumption570 W370 W
Standby Power0.3 W0.1 W
GENERAL Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Dimensions (W x H x D)431.8 mm x 152.4 mm x 364 mm
17" x 6" x 14-1/2" x
435 mm x 185 mm x 441 mm
17-1/8" x 7-5/16" x 17-3/8"
Weight15.2 kg (33.6 lbs)17.6 kg (38.8 lbs)
Warranty2 Years Parts & Labor
SPECS Anthem MRX 1140 8K Pioneer Elite SC-99
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2140 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 60 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels140 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2170 W (1% THD) on Channels 1-5, 75 W (1% THD) on Remaining Channels200 W (1.0% THD)
Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 2255 W (1.0% THD)
Multi Channel Simultaneous Drive (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1.0%)850 W (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1.0%)
THD0.04% (1 kHz, 130 W + 130 W, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)400 mV/47 kΩ (Line)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)5 mV/47 kΩ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance400 mV/2.2 kΩ (REC OUT)
Maximum Preout Level and Impedance5.2 VRMS, 7.1 VRMS
Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance32 Ω - 600 Ω
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)110 dB103 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)20 Hz - 30 kHz +/-0.2 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
USB DAC TerminalUSB2.0 (Type B)
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/PR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version2․1 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
HDMI Terminal19-pin (not DVI)
HDMI Output Type5 V, 55 mA
HDMI Input/MHL Terminal5 V, 900 mA
USB TerminalUSB2.0 High Speed (Type A) 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
AM Frequency530 kHz - 1710 kHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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